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Frequently Asked Questions

What is EthicsPoint?

EthicsPoint is a comprehensive and confidential reporting tool created by NAVEX Global to assist ON Semiconductor employees, representatives, and business partners to report concerns or seek guidance regarding ON Semiconductor’s Code of Business Conduct (COBC), related corporate policies, and applicable laws.

What is NAVEX Global?

NAVEX Global is an independent third party service provider that has been retained by ON Semiconductor to administer the Ethics Helpline and case management application.

What is the difference between NAVEX Global, Inc. and EthicsPoint?

EthicsPoint is the name of the helpline services and case management application owned and operated by NAVEX Global, Inc.

What type of situations should I report?

The Ethics Helpline is designed for employees, representatives, and business partners to ask questions and report any concerns related to the COBC, other corporate policies or applicable laws.

You may also use the “Ask a Question” feature to seek general guidance and advice.

What does the reporting process look like?

If I am aware of a violation, can I report it to someone directly?

If you know of any behavior you believe may be in violation of the COBC, corporate policies, or applicable law we encourage you to report the matter as soon as possible. There are a variety of ways you can report your concerns:

Why is it important to report concerns?

We all have the right to work in a positive environment and with that right comes the responsibility of acting in an ethical manner and letting the appropriate people know if someone is not acting appropriately. Violations of the COBC, corporate policies, or the law threaten ON semiconductor’s assets and reputation. By reporting your concerns you are helping us ensure the matter is handled professionally and appropriately to minimize any risk to employees and the company.

What if I am afraid to report a concern?

At ON Semiconductor we have a firm non-retaliation policy (SOP1-29), intended to encourage and protect good faith reporters. This means that any victimization or retaliatory behavior is prohibited against those who report a concern, seek guidance, or participate in an investigation. We believe that it is important to create an environment where employees are not afraid to speak up about issues, and that it is to everyone's benefit for such concerns to be resolved in a professional and timely manner.

If you believe that someone is retaliating against you for sharing your concerns or for participating in an investigation, please report it immediately.

Where do these reports go? Who can access them?

Reports are entered directly on the EthicsPoint secure server to prevent any possible breach in security. EthicsPoint makes these reports available to members of the Ethics Program who are assigned to review the report, based on the type of violation and location of the incident. Each of these report recipients has had training in keeping these reports in the utmost confidence.

It is my understanding that any report I send from a company computer generates a server log that shows every web-site that my PC connects with, and won’t this log identify me as a report originator?

EthicsPoint does not generate or maintain any internal connection logs with IP addresses, so no information linking your PC to EthicsPoint is available. In fact, EthicsPoint is contractually prohibited from pursuing a reporter’s identity.

If you feel uncomfortable making a report on your work PC, you have the option of using a PC outside our work environment (such as one located at an Internet café, at a friend’s house, etc.) through the EthicsPoint secure website.  Many people choose this option, as EthicsPoint’s data shows that fewer than 12% of reports are generated during business hours.

Can I file a report from home and still remain anonymous?

A report from home, a neighbor’s computer, or any Internet portal will remain secure and anonymous.  An Internet portal never identifies a visitor by screen name and the EthicsPoint system strips away Internet addresses so that anonymity is maintained. Plus, EthicsPoint is contractually committed not to pursue a reporter’s identity. 

I am concerned that the information I provide EthicsPoint will ultimately reveal my identity. How can you assure me that will not happen?

The EthicsPoint system is designed to protect your anonymity. However, if you wish to remain anonymous, you - as a reporting party - need to ensure that the body of the report does not reveal your identity by accident. For example, “From my cube next to Jan Smith…” or “In my 33 years…”.

What if I want to be identified with my report?

There is a section in the report for identifying yourself, if you wish.